SSD read speeds
Bigger is better. The StarBook Mk V has an increased chassis size when compared to its predecessor. This allows for a battery that is 10% larger, a 14-inch display, double the amount of speakers and removable memory.
Open-source Firmware. The StarBook Mk V supports either American Megatrends (AMI) Aptio V or coreboot.
You can switch between AMI and coreboot firmware at any time.
Performance, battery life or both. The Intel® Core™ 11th-generation processors boast outstanding performance. The Iris Xe Graphics provides a 180% improvement in graphical performance.
All matte. No glare. The StarBook Mk V features a 14-inch ARC display, a true matte display that prevents glare with an Anti-Reflective Coating. It also features a hard coat rated at 3H to prevent against damage.
Powered by the Over-Provisioned Star Drive. The StarBook hosts an Over-Provisioned Star Drive SSD which is incredibly fast, featuring a sequential read speed of up to 6850MB/s. Over-provisioning is the inclusion of extra capacity reserved by the SSD controller to manage read and write tasks. This increases performance and IOPS (Input/Output Operations per Second) whilst enhancing reliability and endurance.
sequential read speed
sequential write speed
Keep typing even when the sun sets.
Smooth, precise tracking and gestures.
Stereo Sound for clear audio.
Lock on, lock off. The StarBook Mk V features function lock, that when enabled, the F-keys behave as if you are holding down the Fn key. This gives you quick access to an array of function keys designed to speed up certain tasks, such as media control and adjusting display brightness.
Custom keyboard layouts. There are 17 major keyboard variants globally and over a hundred other variants such as Dvorak and Colemak. We have to make keyboards in large quantities; this is the reason, that as a small company, we currently offer two layouts, English (UK) and English (US). The number of requests we receive for different layouts varies a lot, so to allow us to offer new layouts that you want, we've created a system that gives you total control.
Embrace the Thunder. The USB-C port provides simultaneous charging, speedy data transfer and video output in a reversible design. With Thunderbolt 4, it has 40Gbps bandwidth, which means data transfers are lightning fast. At just one-third of the size of a traditional USB 3 port, it puts everything you need in one place.
The StarBook Mk V also features; DC Charging Jack, 2 x USB 3.0 Type A, 1 x USB 2.0, HDMI, 3.5mm Headphone Jack and a MicroSD card reader.
Laptops designed for open-source software need open warranties. Our 1-year limited warranty allows you to take your laptop apart,
replace parts, install an upgrade, use any operating system and even your own firmware, all without voiding the warranty.
Regardless of the change, be it a simple SSD upgrade, installing more memory, or a display replacement, the only tool you will ever need is a small Phillips screwdriver.
We cannot take any responsibility or cover any damages caused during disassembly.
The new standard of charging.
The StarBook Mk V charges via the USB-C port and comes with a 60W Power Adapter.
Utilising PD (Power Delivery), it is compatible with any USB-C device that uses this standard. It also features a USB-A port that supports QuickCharge, allowing you to charge other devices and power your laptop simultaneously.
Detachable plugs for the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA are available, allowing you to charge your laptop across the world.
Built for Linux. Star Labs offer a range of laptops designed and built specifically for Linux. All of our laptops come with a choice of Ubuntu, elementary OS, Linux Mint, Manjaro, MX Linux or Zorin OS pre-installed; regardless of the distribution used, our laptops run flawlessly. To support the development of these distributions, a portion of the sale price will be given to the developers of the distribution selected*.
* elementary OS, Manjaro, MX Linux and Zorin OS only.
Ubuntu, elementary OS, Linux Mint, Manjaro, MX Linux or Zorin OS
Choose your pre-installed distribution
Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS
Ubuntu, Kubuntu or Ubuntu MATE.
elementary OS 5.1.7 "Hera"
Linux Mint 20.1 "Ulyssa"
Cinnamon, MATE or Xfce.
Manjaro 21.0 "Ornara"
Xfce, KDE Plasma or GNOME.
MX Linux 19.4 "Patito Feo"
Xfce or KDE Plasma.
Zorin OS 15.3 Core or Ultimate
Core, Education, Lite or Ultimate.